New Dutch Guide Advises Not To Drink Alcohol
The Spirits Business
By Annie Hayes
November 5, 2015
The Health Council for the Netherlands has released a new set of guidelines recommending that people abstain from alcohol altogether or drink no more than one glass per day.
The new guidelines are now being translated into formal recommendations by the national dietary centre Voedingscentrum
The Health Council is an independent scientific advisory body to the government and parliament, and has outlined new recommendations on following a healthy diet.
Previously women were advised to drink no more than the equivalent of one glass of wine on a daily basis, with the recommendation for men being two.
Now the guidelines advise that more than one alcoholic drink raises the risk of strokes and various forms of cancer.
The negative aspects of drinking are considered to outweigh any health benefits.
The new guidelines are now being translated into formal recommendations by the national dietary centre Voedingscentrum and will be available next year.
Last month the “world’s first” non-alcoholic distilled spirit was launched.